Amitabh Bachchan talks about his mental health during isolation; says he sings in the isolation wards during the nights

As Amitabh Bachchan remains in isolation while receiving treatment for the coronavirus, he says that a COVID-19 patient does not even get to see another human's face for weeks as all doctors and nurses wear PPE kits for protection
Written By Akanksha Sridhara | Updated: July 26, 2020 11:14 IST
Amitabh Bachchan talks about his mental health during isolation; says he sings in the isolation wards during the nights

Amitabh Bachchan has been undergoing treatment for the coronavirus at the Nanavati hospital in Mumbai. Big B, who has remained in isolation, opened up about what it feels like to be a COVID-19 patient. He spoke of how not being able to see another human's face can be a huge toil on an individual's mental health. He adds that he has been singing in the dark to comfort himself.

 
Big B wrote, “In the darkness of the night and the shiver of the cold room , I sing .. eyes shut in attempted sleep .. there is no one about or around .. and the freedom to be able to do that will extend I know if in the Will of the Almighty there is release ..”
 
He added, “The mental state sparks from the stark reality that the CoViD patient , put in hospitalised isolation , never gets to see another human .. for weeks .. There are the nurses and the doctors on visit and medicine care .. but they ever appear in PPE units .. you never get to know who they are , what are their features, expressions because they are forever covered in the units for protection .. all white beings about .. almost robotic in their presence .. they deliver what is prescribed and leave .. leave because longer stay has the fear of contamination.”
 
Amitabh Bachchan also spoke of the lesser-spoken of effects of coronavirus - the toll of isolation. He says that not being about to see faces is very taxing for an individual in isolation.
 
He wrote, “The mental state sparks from the stark reality that the CoViD patient , put in hospitalised isolation , never gets to see another human .. for weeks .. There are the nurses and the doctors on visit and medicine care .. but they ever appear in PPE units .. you never get to know who they are , what are their features, expressions because they are forever covered in the units for protection .. all white beings about .. almost robotic in their presence .. they deliver what is prescribed and leave .. leave because longer stay has the fear of contamination.”
 
Big B also spoke of the effects of isolation and the stigma of being a COVID-19 patient. “...does it affect psychologically mentally, psychologists say it does .. patients after release are tempered .. they are given to consultation with professional mind talkers .. they are afraid to be in public for fear or apprehension of being treated differently .. treated as one that has carried the disease .. a pariah syndrome .. driving them into deeper depression and in the loneliness that they have just come out of .. And even though the disease may have left the system the cases of a low fever pursuing for 3-4 weeks is never ruled out ..” wrote Amitabh Bachchan.
 
Last but not the least, he spoke of how the coronavirus has changed everything. Amitabh wrote, “The World has not found a fool proof methodology on the disease .. every case is different .. each day a new symptom is under observation and research .. Never before has the medical realm been so handicapped .. not just one or two regions .. the entire Universe .. Trial and error were never in such great demand than now ..”




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